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    posted a message on HOTS event with D3 reward

    @thundergod90 and @MugsyAU: Thanks!!! Just logged it, started a game, and it worked.


    It took about 3-4 weeks or so. I got to HotS level 12 in the first week of May, played a bit of D3 at the end of May and never got it, but today when I logged in and just started a game (not even on a new character) I got the popup. Yay! Finally. Thanks for making me check again ;-)

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    posted a message on HOTS event with D3 reward

    put the game on begginer AI mode. i dont think anyone has ever lost against this. say you are 3 friends playing together, trust me, even by doing nothing the other 2 guys WILL carry you succesfully even if they are not pros.


    now if you want to contribute to the game, group up and start pushing one lane. focus on that one lane until you get to the core. and then focus on objectives or getting the boss to help you. thats basically it and you are done.


    as for which characters to take, valla is crazy strong and simple, just buff her auto attack talents and she will kill heroes and minion waves in seconds. azmodan is very good at dealing damage to structures and minions, buff his beam talents for safe/max damage against towers. and my personal favorite, sonya. take seismic slam talents and WOTB heroic and just stomp everything. xul/nazeebo are also very strong.


    avoid tanks and supports against AI. the only defense you need is your minion waves, while those are alive towers shoot at them first before targeting you. core does aoe damage to all of you near it though so you cant just go at it alone, azmodan with max beam talents candamage it with beam without taking damage since you out range it.


    hope that helps, happy grinding.

    Thanks, that did indeed help, Just a follow-up to Azmodan (who's my favorite) and you saying "you don't need support": Without support we feel like we lost a lot of health and have to fall back (or even hearth and heal) which always costs a minute or so. Not good if you want to keep games short. Also, high-level abilities - such as Azmodan's heal - are useful but best case you don't even reach those high-level endgame levels... if you get those 3-5 minute wins that people keep talking about (but I've yet to see).
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    posted a message on Dear Demon Hunters,

    I fail to see the constructive tone in OP's thread. It was also posted in the wrong forum. Some people see a reason for a civil discussion to be had... if so, please make a new thread with a constructive opening post in the correct forum (DH). But we're not a tabloid that rewards clickbait/rant threads like this one.


    Locked.

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    posted a message on I think that's it for S10

    1) The gap between solo and group still exists, I won't deny that. But if you absolutely *can't find your gear* in solo play then it's not like group play will all of the sudden fix everything. You're either extremely unlucky (can happen in group as well; I didn't get an In-Geom in S8 until paragon 650, nor anyone in my group, so that season was terrible for me). Or you just set yourself too high goals (I don't have an ancient Andariel's with cold yet for my LoN WD, but that's also like complaining that I haven't won the lottery yet). Or you're just really inefficient. (There are tons of people who finish the entire season journey completely solo in under 30 hours playtime, by the way.)


    2) The only real lag in the game is caused by too much net calculations (e.g., area damage + many effects on many mobs + too many mobs that are alive for a long time). Basically, Hammerdin lags the game out (in 3 player on GR85+), and a bit later the FB WD. Which is why everyone is so happy about the LoN WD. The game has no inherent lag problem, *especially* not for solo players. Are you a HC player in a group with some suicidal hammerdins that click on a shield pylon in the middle of 100 mobs on GR80? Yep, you're dead. That's a fair complaint about bad game implementation and a death that shouldn't happen. But as a solo player who probably isn't even pushing the limits yet (you say yourself you have been unlucky with gear) it sounds like it's 99.9999% something on your side (PC issues, ISP issues, etc).


    3) All those client issues etc that you mention sound exactly like what people have when switching to the 64 bit client. I had occasional lags as well, really annoying. Switched to 32 bit and now I'm happily multiboxing on 4 accounts, all on full HD resolution, with no lag at all. On a 6 year old gaming rig. Also, a busy internet connection in the background sounds like your B.Net client is uploading/downloading some stuff. I think you can turn that off.


    I can emphasize with honest complaints. Sorry if my reply sounds a bit harsh, but it just sounds like "let's make a thread and rant about this crap game" when actually I see issues like yours being resolved on an almost daily basis in Blizzard tech support forum. Ask for help, and you'll be fine. Millions of people play this game without issues and lag, this is not some kind of early access Steam beta. Are there issues? Yep. But it sounds like yours can easily be solved if you contact support.




    Edit: Thread locked due to unacceptable behavior of OP. Take a break and re-think your actions before you come back, please. And in the meantime I can only re-emphasize: contact Blizzard support.

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    posted a message on 565 hours played in 24 days? impossible!

    Again: You don't count the CHARACTER's hours, you count the playtime of CLASSES in the seasons tab. We know that character's playtime is meaningless because of rebirth.

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    posted a message on Time to buff solo??

    This is not a "Path of Exile" thread. Leave PoE out of this. Any further post mentioning PoE will be deleted without notice due to being off-topic. This is per request of the community by the way - we get a lot of reports from people who are sick of being rubbed in their face that PoE is the best game ever and why they're still playing D3. Just stop this.


    On topic: I personally think the issue is not that solo is inherently better than group play - with one exception, and that being bounties. Solo bounties are just stupid.


    But in terms of rifts, whether I do T13 solo or in a group does not have a huge effect. Similarly, group play is not inherently better in raw numbers. I believe there are two different issues that need to be addressed in order to close the gap between group and solo play:


    1) Area damage. Because area damage is so insanely strong right now, "meta groups" with WDs can clear much higher than any other group composition or solo players.

    2) Monk healing. They nerfed it once after season 4, but it's still a bit too much; I think the numbers should be reduced a bit and Soothing Mist needs to change.


    If you take those two things away, solo players would probably be farming just as high as groups. I've done a lot of solo, 2p, 3p, and 4p "non-meta" play in the last 5 months or so (because until 2 weeks ago we had no one in our group playing WD), and it really didn't matter how many of us were online, we were doing about the same thing (only made sure we were at least 2-3 people for bounties).


    That's my opinion. Look at the true cause of the "group vs solo" gap and address that instead of just treating the symptoms.

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    posted a message on 565 hours played in 24 days? impossible!

    No, account sharing is a bannable offense. Also, "I'm sharing an account with a friend of mine" is where all this brother Chris meme thing started (a famous streamer who shall not be named here said he wakes up to so many rift keys in his stash because his brother Chris is playing on his account at night). At paragon 700 though no one will care I guess. But to be honest your friend should get his own account and you should play together.

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    posted a message on 565 hours played in 24 days? impossible!
    Quote from Lorrrggo-next

    I think you keep your playtime if you rebirth your character.


    2k para is another topic...

    You don't check playtime by looking at people's characters, you look at the playtime in their seasonal profile and sum up all the hours played of all classes.

    On topic: Yes, botters still bot. I've given up on it. I'm expecting full primal people soon, but to each their own; I at least know I've farmed them myself and not got them handed over by my brother Chris who was running rifts all night. I play to find primals. If my bot finds primals, what am I playing for? I don't get it. But whatever.
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    posted a message on Be Aware: Bug reports about Armory eating gems

    1) This has not personally happened to me and I will keep using the armory with my gems. If I lose a gem... I'll have to level it back up. Sucks, but I don't want to give up on the flexibility and most desired feature that the armory provides.


    2) To people who doubt this or even call it a hoax: read the bug reports provoss linked. As I said, it hasn't happened to me - but there's actually too many people who reported this bug to make this a hoax. I think the title is misguided (I'll edit it to something more appropriate and less misleading) - but it's a nice heads-up for everyone who wants to take precautions for potential bugs. If you got a rank 120 Trapped gem through some crazy upgrade luck I'm sure you'll appreciate the extra safety warning by the community.

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